David was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and has lived and worked in Vancouver and Melbourne, Australia. In the late 1990’s, after completing business school, David’s natural problem-solving tendencies and his eye for detail led him to a role promoting and managing tradeshows.
In his position as Show Director of Buildex Vancouver, David played a crucial role in fostering significant and sustained commercial growth. Buildex became one of North America’s largest regional construction expositions with exhibit sales and attendance increases of nearly 300% during his tenure.
David’s portfolio also includes a ground-up conceptualization, development and launch of Canada’s largest supply chain event, Cargo Logistics Canada, which he founded and conceived “from a blank sheet of paper.” The launch of this event garnered David an Innovation Award from the parent company Informa, the world’s largest publicly-traded event company.
While launching and managing the aforementioned event, David simultaneously oversaw one of North America’s largest Interior Design tradeshows, which attracted 30,000 consumers annually and led to a second Marketing Innovation Award.
In June of 2015, David launched Cube Business Media Inc. with longtime colleague and friend Mark Stephenson. David lives and works in North Vancouver when he is not riding a motorcycle in Laos or circumnavigating the Australian outback with his wife and young daughters.
Mark has worked in the conference and tradeshow business for over 25 years. As a proud contributor to the industry, Mark has overseen more than a dozen successful brands of conferences, trade and consumer events serving the design, construction, property management and real estate industries in both Canada and the United States. Managing a team of up 20 colleagues, some of the brands that Mark produced and managed include Buildex, The Real Estate Forums and Cargo Logistics.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Mark was naturally drawn to the spirit of entrepreneurism at a young age. He developed his interest in real estate development and design through a successful publishing career which led to event production.
In 2007, Mark and his partners sold their business to a public U.S. company and in 2012 the Canadian portfolio was sold to Informa, the largest publicly-traded event company in the world. He is thrilled to have launched Cube Business Media Inc. in 2015 with his longtime friend and colleague David Tyldesley.
Mark’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, content development and sales strategy. As a strategic thinker and lifelong entrepreneur, Mark is passionate about finding innovative solutions to new challenges, and his diverse business background and formal education have contributed to this success on multiple occasions.
A family man, Mark enjoys the outdoors and exploring urban settings both locally and internationally with his wife and two children.
Cube Business Media Inc. is a boutique conference and exposition company, founded to generate connections, build content & create communities. We create physical hubs where likeminded individuals can gather face-to-face, en masse.